Somewhere Between East and West by Rafal Milach in Warsaw, Poland

I live by the Vistula River in Warsaw. The neighborhood is constantly in danger of flooding so the river impacts me. Its a strange and totally wild part of Warsaw. It’s like a blank spot or a time capsule where you can disappear. I like it.

Name:Rafal Milach

Place you live: Warsaw, Poland

Place your photo was taken: Warsaw, Zeran river harbor

Can you sum up Warsaw? I live in Warsaw. Let me tell you a joke I recently heard to describe the city. Two guys took a train one Moscow-Berlin another one Berlin- Moscow relation. After some time both trains stopped in Warsaw and both guys believed they reached their final destination. Warsaw is a mix and when I moved here I didn’t like it but now I believe I’m in a right place. Warsaw is only 65 years old because it was totally destroyed during WWII.  It’s a city with huge trauma but with super fresh energy. It’s somewhere between west and east.

Occupation: photographer

Preoccupation: photo books

A perfect day? Summer night or foggy day by the river

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Try to avoid old town and find little things that are going on in a city. have a walk by the river on the right bank

A perfect meal? Tomato soup by my girlfriend Ania

What is the best thing about your spot? It’s somewhere in between. It’s undefined.

What is the worst? stressed people

A little known fact about where you live? The neighborhood I live in can be flooded by river, but not on the surface. The real danger is underground I have no idea why but sometimes a big hole appears by the place I live. Strange feeling, like the entire neighborhood is hanging in the air.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Here and Russia

Who are your three favorite photographers? Taryn SimonJerzy LewczynskiBroomberg and Chanarin